Autonomic dysfunction can occur at any age: pediatric, adult, or geriatric. Teen and adult onsets of dysautonomias are considered to be disorders of orthostatic intolerance.
The orthostatic vitals test is used to evaluate the body’s response to a change in position. It examines changes in your heart rate and blood pressure when you are resting, sitting, and standing.
This is a time like no other. Since 2014, The Dysautonomia Project (TDP) has worked to create hope for those with autonomic nervous system disorders through education of patients, providers, and communities.
Orthostatic intolerance refers to a person’s inability to remain upright without symptoms. It is a common sign of dysautonomia with multiple symptoms.
POTS is the most common disorder of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) affecting an estimated 1 in 100 teenagers.